Why dbu doesn't read

July 23 2007:


That's his official story. I wonder why he thinks it's correct to comment on so many articles which he DOES NOT READ.
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said:

DBU- I trust you've seen an ophthalmologist about this floater. Could he do some laser surgery to tack the retina back in place? If you haven't seen a doc, please do, ASAP, because floaters are not to be fooled with. (I guess, since you know the retina has a tear, that you've already been to the doc.)
Laser surgery is pretty simple, short and relatively painless....the only discomfort is the big contact lens in your eye and the damnable noise when the laser goes off. The recovery time is about a minute after the job is done, so no sweat. I had it eight or more years ago, and my floaters at the time dispersed and faded pretty well, and I'm only aware of something crossing my vision about every three or four weeks for a couple of seconds. But when they're new, they're dark and scary as hell. Good luck with yours!
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Thankyou for your concern Mack. I had a torn retina and it was repaired with laser surgery a couple years ago. The surgery is a series of short bursts to sort of spot weld the tear, it is for the most part painless, but after twenty or thirty of these it starts to feel a little pain each time the doc hits the trigger.
Age causes the vitreous humor to pull or tug on the retina and some times it causes a tear which can lead to a detatched retina, a very serious condition. So, you are correct, if there is any increased or new floaters in your eye you should see a eye specialist for an examination ASAP. These floaters will look like black spots or black threads. When you see the eye specialist they will look in your eye with a very bright light for any tears in the retina. The retina as you know is attached to the rear of your eyeball, it is a very thin layer which is also connected to the optic nerve. Another indication of a problem is light flashes. Boxers after being hit often complain of seeing stars, that is an indication of the vitreous humor tugging on the retinia.
I do have a floater which is a result of the torn retina, it is harmless and only a distraction when reading or driving. It in no way causes any impariment for my vision, but it is very annoying at times, especially when moving my eye back and forth across a printed page or while driving and watching my mirror and traffic. It's like a piece of shxt floating back and forth, LOL.
Cheers and thanks again for bringing this up as it should be made aware of for others as they approach later years.
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His story is bullshit. He can read things he agrees with, but he uses his eye problem to explain why he "can't" read things he doesn't agree with.
His other bullshit reason was that the author of a book might be expecting to make money via sales of the book.
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Bullshit or not, dbu's story of the floater and the hazards of a detached retina are 100% dead on. I hope others on the ng will read the symptoms of floaters, and if they experience a floater in their vision, contact a good eye doctor (or be referred by an optometrist) immediately. DO NOT ignore a floater and hope that it goes away...it could mean a tear in the retina which may be fixed by laser surgery.
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I agree. But, he does not have these medical problems. Otherwise, his vision problems would not be related to editorial content.
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